Welcome - About Live and Loud!

Live and Loud! began as a fortnightly internet radio show taking old unreleased live concert recordings I could find and working to repair and improve them - fixing tape hiss, noise, tape drop out, clicks, speed variations, defects - before improving the sound quality by EQing the sound to bring out the instruments as clearly as possible. These are now made directly available to download for free to reach as many fans of the music as possible.

Depending on the quality of the original recording, these can often be made to sound almost like commercial recordings - but of course I can't guarantee that for every show. What I can guarantee is it will sound far better than the original files available which have been floating around the internet and on bootleg recordings for many years.

Almost all are either "soundboard" recordings taken directly from the mixing desk used at the gig on the night - or old FM radio recordings. A few gigs, if they are of special historical importance, make an appearance even if they were recorded from the audience.

Do your ears a favour and listen on headphones or good speakers to get most benefit - laptop speakers will always sound pretty poor by comparison.

All shows still available are listed, including a link to download the remastered show for free. If you want the shows in lossless format, or as separate tagged files, head over to the Rewards for Donations page and see how you can get a lot for very little!

And finally... These are great fun to listen to but DO NOT replace original releases - support these artists and buy their music.
There is nothing you can go and buy in a regular record store here. If a gig is made available as a regular release, then it will be removed (as a couple have been already).

Thursday, 16 July 2015

So...new series of Live and Loud! coming soon. So far, its looking like it will feature some great gigs.
In no particular order yet, you can expect...

Joy Division from 1980
Kraftwerk (from 1975 and 1991)
Big Country from 1984
Queen from 1975
Slade from 1976
XTC from 1981
The B-52s from 2001
Nash The Slash (a few to choose from)
Depeche Mode (got a few here, not decided which yet)
Gary Numan, from 1983
Ultravox (a few to choose from)
Simon and Garfunkel (quite a few to choose from 1967 onwards)
The Doors from 1970
Squeeze from 1980
The Specials from 1979
Rolling Stones from 1973
Devo from 1980
The Damned from 1984
Duran Duran from 1982
Sex Pistols from 1996

and...and...probably a few others too. ;-)

So...WHEN DOES IT START? Well, I'm really not sure but it will be in August. The station www.radiohappy.eu has been offline a few weeks with a stream provider fault but if that's still unavailable, the shows will appear online and won't be held up. So...if you're on Facebook, subscribe to the Flip Martian group or facebook page - or both! to keep uptodate with broadcast dates. You can also check out www.flipmartian.com on the news page.

And just because there's a long list here doesn't mean I'm not open to requests - so if you have a band you want a gig from, contact me by leaving a comment below! And if you have any live recordings you think could benefit from being remastered, once again - leave a comment and I'll get back to you. Cheers :-)

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